Dr. Myers received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in counseling and human development, both from the University of Rochester. She continued her educational journey by earning a master’s degree in Urban Educational Administration and her Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College.
Throughout her career, Dr. Myers has made a tremendous impact on the field of education. She was the first African-American president of the New York State School Counselor Association. She also testified before the United States Congress. It was her testimony, in part, that resulted in a spending bill for Fiscal Year 2008 that included the largest increase (77.5 percent) ever to the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program.
Dr. Myers has received many prestigious honors that reflect her dedication to education and the community, including the Breakthru Magazine Empowering Award, NYS Women of Distinction Award, Rochester Business Journal 40 Under 40, St. John Fisher Distinguished Alumni Award, Urban League of Rochester Educator Award and Western New York School Counselors Consortium Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, she was named a 2016 Athena Award finalist.
Being an esteemed writer throughout her tenure in the field of education, Dr. Myers’ work has been published in journals, articles and books. She made her debut as a book author in 2018, with the publication of “Life’s Leadership Lessons.” The book is a collection of reflections, stories and experiences that are applicable to all areas of personal and professional leadership.
Dr. Myers has designed and conducted workshops and presentations to elementary and secondary students, undergraduate and graduate students, varied educators and many others at the local, regional and national levels. She presented at the 2017 TedxROCHESTER event. Her style is humorous, straightforward and sincere, and she encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to creatively use their abilities and talents to serve others.
Dr. Myers is passionate about her professional work and volunteerism. She looks forward to several years of continued service to teachers, students, parents and administrators.